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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Walking Tour

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Head north of Berlin for a tour into the past at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, one of the main concentration camps in Nazi Germany. While you explore the memorial site with a guide, you'll learn the history of the camp and those imprisoned here, providing an essential background to Germany's past and present.
Highlights
  • Hear sensitive, in-depth commentary about the concentration camp’s history
  • Travel via train, which gives you time to ask your guide questions
  • Tips on the rest of your Berlin visit from a provided city guide and map
  • Gain a better understanding of events during the Holocaust and the Third Reich
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station in Berlin in time for your train’s departure. On the way to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, take in the scenery and listen to an orientation to the somber sights you are about to encounter. 
Once you arrive, take off on a walking tour of the site. Your visit will be shaped by the sensitive and illuminating commentary from your guide, who will paint a picture of the daily lives of more than 200,000 people who spent time there. 
Learn important background history of the site as you walk through the the Jewish Barrack, the execution grounds and crematorium, the Appellplatz parade ground, the punishment cells, camp hospital, Station Z, and the Pathology Laboratory. Set against the context of the larger Holocaust and the activities of the Third Reich, this tour will help you gain a wider understanding of the events of that time period.
Return to Berlin via train, with plenty of time to ask questions of your guide on the way back.
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Reviewed yesterday

Really worthwhile. Tour guide- Cesar was most knowledgeable & really tried to put all in context. Obviously knew his stuff & enjoyed his work. Highly recommend it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank francis c
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really important to go and experience the day. Our guide Jared, was very knowledgeable, approachable and considerate to the local community who live around the concentration camp and have hundreds of people decsend on them each day. My 3 teenagers and I have come home...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MandW5
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is hard to see and listen to the atrocities that occurred in Sachenhausen but it is part of history. Chris (from Canada) our tour guide is very knowledgeable. He made the visit interesting wanting me to know more. He is very approachable and will...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Verónica S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'd this tour with Martin. He is so passionate about this place, this subject, its history. He is from this town, worked at Sachsenhausen and knows this place inside out. I absolutely enjoyed my team. I would highly recommend you to add this to your...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Harvey V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first walking tour in Berlin was the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp tour. It was very disturbing as the past unfolds as you walk the path of those people who suffered under the regime. Our tourguide, I’m not sure (Lindsay?) was very well-informed. She told us...More

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LetsGoNow55
7 July 2019|
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Response from AnthonyGsh | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was a private (not group) tour. Both are possible. There was 4 of us.
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2 July 2019|
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Response from peetypetes | Reviewed this property |
Yes - you can go without a guide. I believe they have audio guides in different languages available (we saw people walking around with speaker wands).
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22 April 2019|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
It is a lot of walking, including about 2 kilometers to and from the train station. As answered just above, there's not many chances to sit down without missing some of the information. Check out "shooting sticks," a seat... More
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